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McGill24 is back!

On March 11, imagine the difference we can make when we come together:

  • Making education accessible to all deserving students
  • Supporting research that changes lives
  • Cheering on our athletes as they bring home championships
  • Preparing future-ready students

Over the past four years, more than 10,000 donors have contributed $6.3 million on McGill24. We can all be #McGillProud through our generosity to the McGill community.

This year, what difference will we make in 24 hours?

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McGill24 is all about the power of participation: when the McGill community comes together, our collective impact is great. Taking part in this day of giving is a way of standing up and demonstrating your pride in the values of McGill and in the powerful role it has in society. Every single gift counts, no matter the size, for as more people give, every gift can count for more.

On March 11, your gift to any faculty or area of McGill will go further:


– Are you under 36? Did you graduate in the last 10 years? Are you currently a McGill student? If so, when you give back on March 11, generous donors will match your donation, up to dollar for dollar.

– Generous donors will also match every donation made to a Seeds of Change project on McGill’s crowdfunding platform.


Your gift on McGill24 can unlock donor-funded challenges across the University. Here’s how they work: generous donors who want to encourage others to join them in supporting McGill agree to “unlock” additional funds once a target number of donations is reached. For instance, a donor may propose that if at least 100 people give to a particular faculty, that donor will contribute an additional $100,000 to that area.

Support your faculty:

Encourage fellow graduates of your faculty to join you in giving on March 11 so you can increase the support your faculty receives! When your faculty surpasses a certain number of donations, a challenge donor will unlock even more funds for your faculty.

Be proud of your region:

Represent where you live by participating in a regional challenge. For instance, if you live in the United Kingdom or Toronto, encourage your local counterparts to join you in giving on March 11. Once your region surpasses a certain number of donations, a challenge donor will unlock even more funds for the University.

Faculty and staff:

McGill is an outstanding place to work, teach and conduct research. Represent McGill even further by participating in the Faculty & Staff Challenge on March 11! Once a certain number of donations are received from faculty & staff, a challenge donor will unlock even more funds for the University.


Show pride in your McGill student by supporting the area of your choice at the University through the Parents Challenge on March 11! Once a certain number of donations are received from Parents, a challenge donor will unlock even more funds for the University.


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What is McGill24?

McGill24 is a 24-hour digital fundraising campaign held on March 11, 2020, when alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty, and staff come together to show their pride in McGill through philanthropy. Last year, McGill24 – the largest fundraiser of its kind in Canadian university history – saw thousands of McGillians unite to raise nearly $2.3 million to support the world-class education and research that defines McGill. As the McGill24 tradition continues on March 11, each gift made to the University during this one-day period will support the causes that help drive change at the University and beyond.

How do I decide where to give?

McGill24 provides opportunities to give to any area of the University that is meaningful to you. On March 11, gifts are worth even more, thanks to donor-funded challenges and matching funds. Please visit “Your $ goes further!” for more information. Donor support provides vital support to the most immediate needs of the University. Gifts to faculties and schools provide essential support to departments, while contributions to key University priorities make a significant difference in the lives of students.

How can I give?

Gifts on McGill24 can be made using our secure online form. If you attend a McGill24-themed event on March 11, McGill volunteers will be on hand to help you make your gift. No matter how you choose to contribute, all gifts made on March 11 will be counted in the McGill24 totals.

What are McGill24-themed events?

Leading up to and on March 11, many McGill Alumni Association branches will host events in cities around the world. Check our event listings for more information, and keep your eyes open for news and updates about these exciting events!

Will 100% of my gift go to my designated area?

Yes. McGill makes it a priority to ensure that each donor’s wishes are honoured.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

No. All gifts, regardless of size, are important and have a meaningful effect on students, faculty and the entire McGill community.

Are gifts tax deductible?

A Canadian tax receipt is automatically generated for online gifts of all dollar amounts. Gifts sent by mail or made over the phone must be CAD$15 or more to be eligible for tax receipts. Gifts made by alumni and parents are eligible for a tax receipt from the United States.

Can I create a payroll deduction if I am a McGill employee?

Yes! You may create a payroll deduction to celebrate McGill24, and to support the University throughout the year. Please use this form to set up a payroll deduction.

I live in the UK – how can I make my gift?

The easiest and most tax-effective way to support the University if you live in the UK is through the McGill University Trust by clicking here.

I have questions, who can I contact?

McGill University Advancement: 514-398-5000 | 1-800-567-5175 |